Ten Minimalist Design Pieces That Will Upgrade Your Kitchen
Kitchens are often a place of chaos and clutter; benches and drawers bursting with appliances and cookbooks and everything in between.
We’ve collected ten minimalist design pieces that are certain to streamline your cooking experience; and if not, will undoubtedly enhance the aesthetics of your kitchen. From Japanese toasters to Italian cafetieres and classic Danish design, the list of what your missing continues below.
01 Muji - Pop-Up Toaster
Japanese studio Muji are renowned for their sleek designs, and their ‘Pop-Up Toaster’ is no exception. Designed by Naoto Fukasawa, the piece is rectangular with rounded corners, and importantly, six levels of heating control to make sure that your toast is browned just right.
02 Alessi - Plissé
Alessi enlisted famed Italian architect and designer Michele De Lucchi to reimagine the quotidian kettle, with beautiful results. Crafted from thermoplastic resin, the sculptural form of the ‘Plissé’ is a sartorial reference to the use of pleats by fashion designers.
03 Instrmnt - A12 Clock
This dual-aspect quartz clock by UK studio Instrmnt can be hung on the wall, or placed on the table on its removable stainless steel stand. The form of each clock has been created by hand from raw aluminum, before being anodized and finished in a sandblasted silver with a white clock face and the studio’s customary ‘00’ typeface in Helvetica Neue Regular.
04 Muller van Severen - _Trivets
Like all of Muller van Severen’s design work, the formal elements of the ‘_Trivet’ collection are reduced, but no less aesthetically dramatic in consequence. Crafted from thin steel, when not in use protecting tables, the varying shapes are designed to be hung together on the wall as an abstract artwork.
05 Stelton - EM77 Vacuum Jug
In 1977, Erik Magnussen designed the EM77 Vacuum Jug. Today, it remains one of Stelton’s most popular pieces, cementing its status as a true icon of Danish design. Featuring a unique tilt-lock, the thermal cylindrical jug is designed to keep your liquids hot, stylishly.
06 Muuto - Salt and Pepper Grinder
With its sculptural shape, the dual salt and pepper grinder from Scandinavian design studio Muuto more closely resembles a modern art work than it does a kitchen utensil. Crafted from black lacquered beech wood, the adjustable grinder has a 25-year warranty; meaning that its style is intended to last.
07 Tino Seubert Studio - Flute Mortar and Pestle
German designer Tino Seubert’s foray into kitchen design has resulted in a delightfully sculptural mortar and pestle. Crafted from Pietra Serena sandstone, the mortar has tubelike passages hewn from its center, creating a series of waves that offer the perfect friction for grinding spices and grains with the accompanying pestle.
08 Mono - Classic Teapot Edition IJM
Keeping in line with its social commitment, product design studio Mono has joined forces with International Justice Mission (IJM)—a human rights organization that aims to help combat the issues of human trafficking and modern slavery—for a redesign of its iconic Mono Classic Teapot. Designed in 1983 by Tassilo von Grolman, the timeless glass piece appears in a limited edition in silk-matt blue, with a matching warmer and tray.
09 Ferm Living - Herb Box
Ferm Living has created a planter box for those of us living in tight confines that don’t allow for outdoor gardens. The ‘Herb Box’ is sized to fit on windowsills or in modest kitchen spaces with plants, and can be used alternatively as a storage unit in other rooms of the house.
10 Alessi - Pulcina
Designed by Michele De Lucchi for Alessi, the Pulcina coffee maker is an aluminum artifact capable of producing the perfect espresso. The stove top cafetiere features a unique exterior and has a V-shaped spout designed to perfectly “stop the drop”, and is completed with a contrasting PA handle.